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SNAFU #2 @ Northern Virginia Comm. Coll.

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Southern and Northern Atlantic Forensics Union

The Southern and Northern Atlantic Forensic Union (SNAFU) cordially invites you and your students to attend this and all of the 2019 - 2020 SNAFU Season Tournaments. SNAFU tournaments are part of swings either with the host school or as an all SNAFU swing; both tournaments will take place at the host school.  At all tournaments we will offer all 11 AFA events at both halves of the swing, as well as IPDA Debate.  In addition, we will offer a novice breakout round in an event if the entries are warranted at SNAFUs 1-4. The entry for all tournaments will be due by Wednesday before the tournaments by 5:00pm eastern time. What follows is information that should make your trip to the swings easier to plan:

 

2019-2020 Season:

October 13                  SNAFU 1 @ West Chester University, West Chester, PA


October 27                  SNAFU 2 @ Northern Virginia Comm. College, Alexandria, VA


November 9-10           SNAFU 3 & 4 Charity Balls @ Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY

November 24              SNAFU 5 @ Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

January 19                   SNAFU 6 @ Queens College, Queens, NYC, NY


January 26                   SNAFU 7 @ UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

February 23                 SNAFU 8 @ Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 

If you have any questions about this invitation, please contact Trent Webb by phone at 516-572-7170 x25417 or by email at Trent.Webb@ncc.edu

 

Read through this email to find out how to accept or reject the invitation, submit your entries online, and learn more about the tournament from the manager.

 

IMPORTANT! - How to submit entries for your team

This and ALL SNAFU tournaments will use SpeechWire Tournament Services to run online registration.  In order to confirm that you are attending and submit your entries online, you need to log in to your SpeechWire head coach account.  To do so, please do the following:

 

1. In your preferred web browser, go to http://www.SpeechWire.com and click on the 'Your account' tab at the very top of the screen.

2. Log in with your email address and account password. If you have forgotten your password, click the 'Forgot password?' button. If there is a new head coach this year, please email accounts@speechwire.com to get the email address on the head coach account changed.

3. Click the 'Tournament registration' icon and then click on SNAFU 1 @ West Chester University to submit your entries.

If you have trouble registering, please email SpeechWire account support at accounts@speechwire.com for assistance.

 

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Please read the following message from the tournament manager:

 

Membership fees:  $300.00 covers entry into all SNAFU tournaments; swing partner fees are separate; any uncovered slot judging fees are in addition to entry fees as outlined later in this invitation.

 

Sweepstakes points:  we will follow the awarding of sweepstakes points laid out by the AFA-NIET.  6 points for 1st place, 5 points for 2nd place, 4 points for 3rd place, 3 points for 4th place, 2 points for 5th place, 1 point for 6th place and any remaining place after that

 

SCHEDULE

8:00am - 8:30am    Registration

8:30am     Extemp Draw

9:00am     IA (Extemp/POI/Duo/Per/Informative/Pro) and Debate 1

10:15am    IB (Impromptu/DI/ADS/CA/Poetry) and Debate 2

12:00pm    Extemp Draw

12:30pm    IA and Debate 3

1:45pm     IIB and Debate 4

3:15pm     Extemp Draw

3:30pm     Finals A

4:45pm     Finals B and Debate

6:30pm     Awards

 

ENTRY INFORMATION:

 

PLEASE NOTE that swing partners MAY have different rules from the SNAFU half of the swing.  Please see the separate invitation from the host school for details on their tournament.  For SNAFU tournaments:

1. Teams are limited to 6 entries per event.

2. Students may enter a maximum of 3 events per bracket; 2 duos count as 2 events. DEBATERS MAY ENTER ONE INDIVIDUAL EVENT IN EACH BRACKET AND MAY NOT ENTER EXTEMP.

3. The deadline for entry is the Wednesday before the tournament at 5pm eastern time.

4. Entry fees are $8 per event slot for nonmember schools.

5. Please provide a qualified judge for every eight event slots.

6. Hired judges are available at $10 per uncovered slot.

7. Drop fees are original entry fee plus $10 penalty after entry deadline plus $20 if on Saturday or Sunday.

8. Dropped judges after the entry deadline will each be assessed a $100 fee in addition to standard judge fees.

9. To register for the SNAFU portion, please go to www.speechwire.com and request a password to submit your entry. You should receive by email your password information and can then enter your students and judges at the Speechwire website. You will receive a confirmation email detailing your entry in the evening after the entry deadline. Please be sure to check the entry you submitted and immediately correct any errors directly at the Speechwire website.

 

 

COMPETITION AND AWARDS

1. The SNAFU tournament will offer 2 rounds of preliminary competition and a final round.

2. Any event with more than 50 entries competing in both preliminary rounds will feature a semifinal round.

3. We will offer an award for the top six entries in each individual event (two awards for duos).

4. The top three individual sweeps winners will each receive an award (students must be entered in four events to be eligible).

5. The top three schools will each receive an award.

6. We will use AFA-style rules and tabulation.

7. All SNAFU tournaments will feature a cross-examination period in the extemporaneous speaking final.  

We hope you will join us for what will surely be a fun and competitive event! See you in October and beyond!

 

Sincerely,

 

The SNAFU Board

 

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IMPORTANT! - How to submit entries for your team

This tournament is using SpeechWire Tournament Services to run online registration.  In order to confirm that you are attending and submit your entries online, you need to log in to your SpeechWire head coach account.  To do so, please do the following:

 

1. In your preferred web browser, go to http://www.SpeechWire.com and click on the 'Your account' tab at the very top of the screen.

2. Log in with your email address and account password. If you have forgotten your password, click the 'Forgot password?' button. If there is a new head coach this year, please email accounts@speechwire.com to get the email address on the head coach account changed.

3. Click the 'Tournament registration' icon and then click on SNAFU 1 @ West Chester University to submit your entries.

If you have trouble registering, please email SpeechWire account support at accounts@speechwire.com for assistance.

 

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Manager contact information

Trent Webb
Email address: Trent.Webb@ncc.edu
Phone number: 516-572-7170 x25417

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